The Christian churches have a lot of traditions but they are in no way like the churches of the first century. We as pagans and druids have to do the same thing. There is value in knowing our past and understanding what the druids of ancient day actually did, but do we still need to do the same things. The answer has to be no. We do not live in the same world no matter how much we wish we did. We have to take the ideas of our forefathers and use them in a way which speaks to people today.
I have no doubt that as our world has evolved for good and for bad, and with us the Gods too have evolved. They are growing with us. This is an exciting part of our faith. So try not to get to caught up in well the ancient Celts did not do that. Well yes true but the ancient Celts did not sit a computers communicating with millions of people all over the globe. The question that has to be asked is does this tradition speak to me. Does it help me to connect to that which is greater than me (the Gods?). If you can answer yes then it has value. This is why we in the OSC have stated quite clearly that our traditions will change. We are looking to speak to the now with our eyes firmly fixed on a glorious future being propelled along by all that was great from the past.
As a side line might bite is fine now. I have taken some medicine and my hand is normal size. So thanks for all the kind thoughts and prayers. It turns out I am allergic to that type of insect bite… who would have known… nothing bite in the UK. Here it seems everything wants a little piece of you.